Dive into this sweet story about the unlikely friendship between a scuba-diving dog and a musical whale This dog loves swimming in the ocean While his dog friends jam, he makes waves. One day while swimming, he meets a whale and thinks she could be a new friend. They swim together, but he can't hold his breath for very long. Back on land, he has an idea: Learn how to scuba dive He gets the gear, passes the test, and reunites with his friend Soon she has to leave in search of food, but she sings him a special song before she leaves. Scuba Dog misses his friend and decides to plan a special welcome back surprise for her when she returns. He teaches his dog friends to play the tune of her song, and Scuba Dog makes her a beautiful, whale-sized necklace of seaweed and kelp. The whale returns with a surprise of her own--a baby whale.
About the Author
Ann Marie Stephens is a first grade teacher and scuba diving enthusiast. She also hosts monthly meetings for educators, dubbed "Cookies and Books," so she has the perfect excuse to promote children's literature while eating snickerdoodles. She lives in Virginia. Scuba Dog is her first picture book. Jess Golden was born and raised a New Englander, in the lovely little town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. A childhood filled with coloring books and art lessons eventually led her one state over to the Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Illustration. She now lives just outside of Boston with her husband Jordan and her rescue dog, Martha. She has also illustrated Snow Dog, Sand Dog by Linda Joy Singleton, the Lana's World series by Erica Silverman, and The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir and Surishtha Seghal.